Research Associate

University of Cambridge - C.I.M.R. Medical Genetics

The University of Cambridge seeks a high-calibre Research Associate to join the MRC funded IMAGINE-ID project. This project aims to understand the relationship of genetic abnormalities to the long term mental health outcomes of those with intellectual disability. This post will form part of the research analysis team and will be based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Addenbrooke's Hospital site) in Cambridge but some travel to other centre's may be necessary.

The post-holder will be responsible for data analysis of the IMAGINE ID study. This will include correlation of genomic abnormalities with on line questionnaires of mental health. They will be responsible for accessing additional data sources and electronic health records. The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Research Study Manager and Principal Investigators in Cardiff, UCL, Cambridge and the Farr Institute. The successful candidate will have full working knowledge and past experience of study management, data analysis and procedures for safeguarding patient identifiable data.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with prior experience of managing and analysing large data sets. The post holder will have a relevant biological or mathematical science degree or equivalent experience will be considered. Previous experience of research in analysis of psychiatric, psychology or genomic data sets is required.

This is a key role within the Research Study team, and the post holder will be responsible for facilitating the analysis of data from 5,000 recruited cases. This builds on our previous expertise leading research studies with families with children with intellectual disability. This will involve some database management and data cleaning, establishing permissions to access additional government held records and analysis of complex biological and questionnaire datasets. Applicants must be well organised, possess strong communication skills, have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, and the necessary computing skills to perform the epidemiological analysis.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists) and a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For informal enquiries about this position please contact Professor Lucy Raymond on

Please quote reference SE10753 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The full incremental salary range for the position is advertised in order to demonstrate the progression of the Grade. In the majority of case appointments will be made at the Grade minimum: only in very specific circumstances can a higher salary be offered.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:


South East England